The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

‘New institute promotes a ‘conservative strategic worldview


New hawkish security think tank launched in Jerusalem


Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, which recruited heavily from the Begin-Sadat Center, wants to promote a ‘conservative strategic worldview’


By RAPHAEL AHREN 7.11. 2017

A new hawkish security think tank was launched Monday in Jerusalem that seeks to inject a dose of “realist” thinking into Israel’s public debate.

The Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies was founded by and consist mainly of scholars and former officials who until recently belonged to another right-leaning think tank — Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA). They include Efraim Inbar, David M. Weinberg, Yaakov Amidror, Eran Lerman, Hillel Frisch and others.

“Through policy-oriented research, educational conference activity, and outreach to government, military, academia, media and the public, the institute gives expression to a conservative strategic worldview,” according to a press release announcing the new institute’s founding.

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